Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon on drink-drive charge
Premier League footballer Stephane Sessegnon has been charged with drinking and driving in Newcastle.
The 29-year-old Sunderland player, from Ponteland, was arrested in Westgate Road on Tuesday evening and later charged, Northumbria Police said.
Sunderland AFC were at that point losing 1-0 against MK Dons in a League Cup match at the Stadium of Light.
The forward, who plays for the Benin national side, will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 4 October.
The Black Cats came eventually back from 2-0 down to win the tie 4-2.